“Remember, Remember the 5th of November
The gunpowder treason and plot
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot….
But what of the man?”
– Evey from V for Vendetta
It is such an interesting notion – remembering the idea of someone versus the someone. Do we really know all of these people? The ones that gave their lives for their ideals? We know of them from history books and documentaries and what they left behind. But is that it? Read anyone’s Wikipedia page and you’ll find out enough: Where they were born. What they have done. What awards they may have won. Who they loved and who they lost. We can know enough about them; even more than enough from speculations and rumors.
But what of those who are not remembered throughout the world? Who spend their lives with a lack of praise and notoriety? Who are only remembered by their families and friends once they have finished?
Today, instead of remembering the famous who are remembered most every day for the works that they have done, let us remember those silent heroes. Those precious heroes who slip by without notice so often. We each have our own silent hero. While reading this, many have already come to your mind. Thank them for their good works. Your words will mean so much to them.
“Words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth.” – V from V for Vendetta